cobo Botanical Specialities GmbH & Co. KG

About us

cobo Botanical Specialities GmbH & Co. KG has had its main office in Hamburg since its foundation in 1922 and is well known as a successful traditional company in the handling of natural products, boasting decades of experience in the field.


As importers and exporters we are specialized in the trade of natural materials. In addition to medicinal herbs we are active on a European and worldwide level in the following fields:

  • Spices
  • Raw materials for the extraction of colorants
  • Liquorice products
  • Aroma products
  • Raw materials for the extraction of fragrances


Since January 1, 2018, cobo Botanical Specialities GmbH & Co. KG has been part of the Johann Gottfried Schütte & Co. Group in Bremen. Since then, we have taken the opportunity to further align the product range with the customer needs of both companies.

Good reasons

Quality & Security

Most of our product range is stored in our own warehouse in Weyhe near Bremen, which we run together with our sister companies in the Johann Gottfried Schütte GmbH & Co. KG group, to which cobo has belonged since 2018. The goods are stored there in ventilated and climate-stable premises under controlled conditions.


The warehouse also has various certifications such as IFS and can also store goods in a Kosher and EU organic compliant manner. Our warehouse team ensures a fast, flexible and optimal service for our customers. Within our group of companies we also have different opportunities to operate the processing of products such as cutting or CO2 pressure treatment.

Know How & Innovation

Our motivation comes from a love of our products – the plants, herbs and spices of the earth. The processing of natural raw materials is becoming an ever more frequent part of our daily business.


In this field, we work closely with firms that look to reduce wastage and enable a sparing and customised processing of valuable plant materials. All processed raw materials are controlled both before and during their processing.

Flexibility & Speed

Adapting to the wishes and requests of our business partners plays a central role for us and so we try to keep in close contact with our customers in order to be able to adjust to their wishes and requests.


Our warehouse allows us to send out deliveries fast. Our customers greatly appreciate being able to receive their orders within a day and should the product that they desire not be available in our warehouse, we will import it for them direct from the source.


With our long-standing suppliers in the products countries of origin, we strive for a responsible and careful use of resources of the best-possible quality and for the trade of our goods to be fair worldwide.


Social conditions in our supplier countries as well as consumer and environmental protection are also all very important to us.

Product Range

Medicinal Herbs, Spices, and Herbal Tea Materials

We offer a wide range of different medicinal plants, spices and natural materials for the pharmaceutical and food industries. Whether you are looking for Cinchona from Ecuador, Orthosiphon from Indonesia, Saffron from Spain, Spirulina powder from Spain or Kola nuts from Nigeria we are in the position to import these and many more products for you through our long-standing and favourable relationships with our suppliers.


Below, you can find our lists of products that can usually be delivered ex warehouse Weyhe.

Medicinal Herbs

(Other products on request)
Abelmoschi – Seeds (India)
Agni Casti Fructus
Aloe Cap.Mb. – Granulated (min. 18%)
Aloe Cap.Mb. – Pulv. Subt. (min. 18%)
Aloe Port Elizabeth – Crushed Extra Prime
Amomi Paradisi – Seeds
Andrographis Paniculatae Herba
Angostura Bark
Anisi Vulg. Fructus – 99% (Syria)
Arnicae Flores (Mexico)
Arnica Montana
Aurantii Pericarpium – Dulce Cut
Aurantii Pericarpium – Green 1/4
Bee Pollen – Multicolour Pure (Spain)
Berberidis Cortex
Boldo Folia (in pressed bales)
Campechianum Lign. – Shredded (Haiti)
Canellae Albae Cortex
Cascarae Sagradae Cortex – Crushed
Cascarillae Cortex
Cassia Fistula – Pulp / Sticks
Cassiae Fistulae Fructus – Pulp
China Bark – Yellow
Chinae Cortex – Rubrum
Cimicifugae Sinensis Radix
Coccionella – Silver Grey
Colae Nuces 1/2 (West-Africa)
Colombo Radix – Slices
Condurango Cortex
Crataegi Fructus
Curcumae Xanthorrhizae – Slices
Curcumae Long.Radix Madras – Pulv. (3%)
Damianae Folium
Droserae Longifoliae Herba (Madagascar)
Echinaceae Pallida Radix
Eleutherococcus Radix – Shredded
Galangae Radix Sinensis
Gentianae Luteae Radix
Ginkgo Bilobae Folium
Guaranae – Seeds
Harpagophyli Radix – Slices / Pieces
Henna Powder – Black
Henna Powder – Neutral
Hennae Pulv. – Black (Iran)
Horsetail Herb
Ipecacuanhae Radix – 3% T.A. (Costa Rica)
Iridis Rhizoma (Morocco)
Kava-Kava Rhizoma – Peelings
Lapacho – Shredded / Sifted
Liquiritiae Radix – Machine Peeled
Liquiritiae Radix – Unpeeled Stick (15-18 cm)
Liquiritiae Radix – Unpeeled Powder
Lycopodii Clavatum Sporae – Powder
Maca – Powder
Mate – Green Normal Cut
Muira Puama Lignum – Shredded
Orleanae – Seeds
Orthosiphonis Staminei Folium
Passiflorae Incarn. Herba
Pineapple Stem – Powder
Piscidiae Erythrinae Cortex
Psylli Seeds Flavi – 99%
Psylli Testa Flavi – 95%
Psyllium Husk Powder
Quassiae Lignum – Chips (Jamaica)
Quillayae Cortex – Shredded
Ratanhiae Radix – Shredded
Rosae Buds – Pink (New Crop)
Rosae Petals – Red
Sambuci Nigri Flores Sine Stip.
Sarsaparillae Radix – Cut (Veracruz)
Secale Cornutum
Senegae Radix Sinensis
Sennae Folium Prime 3
Sennae Fructus
Spirulina – Pulv. Feed/Food Grade
Tamarindorum Pulpa Calcutta – 2%
Tonca Beans (Brazil)
Uncariae Tomentosae Ctx – Shredded
Verbena Folium
Vitis Viniferae Folia – Red (Chile)
Yohimbehe Cortex
Yucca – Powder
Zedoariae Radix – Slices

Spices & Herbal Tea Materials

(Other products on request)
Aniseed – 99% (Syria)
Cardamom – Green G2 (Guatemala)
Cardamom – MYQ 350 g/li (Guatemala)
Cardamom – Seeds (Guatemala)
Cassia (KABC)
Cassia Flores Sinensis
Cassia Vera “Aa” – Cut (5 cm)
Cassia Vera “Aa” – Cut (25 cm)
Cassia Vera “Aa” – Cut (40 cm)
Cinnamon – Bark CZ4 (Madagascar)
Cloves – CG3 (Madagascar / Comoren)
Clove – Stems
Cubebes Java
Fennel – Seeds 99% (Egypt)
Ginger – Peeled (China)
Ginger – Split (Nigeria)
Guarana – Seeds
Lapacho – Shredded
Laurel – Leaves HSS (in cartons)
Lemon Peel – Granules
Lemon Grass – Green Cut (Thai) (1 cm)
Orange Peel – Sweet
Pepper – Long (Indonesia)
Pimento Allspice (Honduras)
Pimento Allspice (Guatemala)
Pimento Allspice (Mexico)
Redwood / Padouk – Powder
Redwood / Padouk – Shredded
Rooibos Tea – Cut (Long)
Rooibos Tea – Cut (Short)
Rosae Buds – Pink
Rosae Flowers – Red
Saffron – Filaments / Powder (Spain)
Szechuan Pepper
Star Anis – Broken
Star Anis Seed – HPS (Vietnam)
Tonca Beans (Brazil)


(Other products on request)
Boldo Folia
Psyllium Husk – 95% + 99%
Psyllium Seeds – 99%
Rosae Flores – pink buds
Star Anis

Please ask us for individual tailor-made offers according to your own needs and wishes.


A trustworthy and long-standing relationship with our suppliers is key in allowing us to take the appropriate quality assurance measures as quickly as possible. By including our suppliers into our quality control measures, we are able to guarantee our customers in Germany, Europe and around the world the best quality and a secure supply. Not only are the products important to us but also those that work towards creating them.

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